I have spent a life in uniform, adventuring through this muddled-up world as time passed. I've lived, loved, fallen on my face only to try again. Now, as I get older, my only regret was not writing it down. It's time to start.
How To Break A D#$% And Other Embarrassing Bedroom Injuries.
Trips to the emergency room are oftentimes the things of nightmares, but what about those embarrassing trips that result from your bedroom, or elsewhere, sexual antics. On TLC they've made a point of educating us through Sex Sent Me To The E.R. If you haven't watched the show it's definitely worthy of your time on a cold Saturday night with nothing to do. It's also worth watching just for a laugh at the expense of some actors playing out the antics of some unfortunate lovebirds.
99 Down And 1 To Go
November of 2020, and I was looking for something more to do to fill my time during the pandemic. Along with a job that had been slower than anything in my life before the pandemic, I felt like I needed more; I wanted to do more than go to work and binge watch Netflix, Hulu, or Disney Plus. The monotony of it all was weighing on me and that's the time when we all begin to go a little crazy when we find ourselves unable to control our own existence. Then came the day I saw the ad for Vocal. It was on Facebook and then I noticed it on Instagram. I saw that ad every day for a week if not longer. Finally, I checked it out.
The Decadent Small Town Hot Dog
I chose Galesburg's Coney Island for the Eat Local challenge because it has been a hallmark of my hometown for as long as I can remember. I literally can't remember a time when I didn't love the coney dogs from Coney Island. In fact, as I was free during the noon hour today, I swung by there for the decedent treat that is their coney dog.
A Second Chance From A First Date.
Justin was a loner of sorts, even though it never suited him as well as he would have people believe. It was the life he chose that lead him to remain alone as long as he had, and even he believed, at times, that it was for the best. Sure, there'd been a great love or two in his life. Those too were victims of the life he chose. His one great love may have come to him far too early for him to be able to appreciate what it meant. Circumstances far beyond his control would bring that to an end.
Did You Sign Away Freedom Of Speech For A Paycheck?
Ratings for the internet are all over the place when it comes to protection at home, parental controls, and what the industry sees as safe vs unsafe. Sadly, work ratings are much less understandable. We've all see NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Most of the time the NSFW ratings are attached to scandalous photos, porn sites, and some risque humor posts. There are other things to consider both at work and at home.
It's Another Monday
Mondays-We All Hate Them Like Garfield, we all hate Mondays. It's the official end of that glorious two days of freedom and our escape from the grind of the world. The morning commute, waking up two hours earlier than the last two days, the inevitable rush of work, and meetings. God, the meetings. They start before we've had a chance to really get our brains going. They drag on at times, sometimes until lunch. Then bosses wonder why we didn't get anything else done on Monday.
The Story Of My Most Successful Vocal Article.
On Friday, I was like any other would-be writer here on Vocal. And, I still am. The difference is, I now know I can put together something that is well received, well-liked, and popular enough to nail down some readers.
A Pet Adopting
"Meow" If they think that this cage is so much better than being able to run around outside then they ought to come live in here, thought FM 1854. FM 1854 lived at 1855 Windish Drive in Galesburg Illinois from October until December of 2000 and he was one of many young to old aged felines that were there. Unlike the dogs, the cats rarely got outside much and were confined to an eighteen by twelve enclosure that was jokingly called a sanctuary. For FM 1854, he wondered what this so-called sanctuary was from because he missed being able to run around doing whatever he wanted.